AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI

AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 480 Mobile and GeForce GTX 480M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.67
 
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Architecture
Polaris
 
Fermi
Code name
Polaris
 
N11E-GTX-A3
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 August 2016
 
25 May 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$450
 
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Price now
$360
 
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Technical specs

Radeon RX 480 Mobile and GeForce GTX 480M SLI's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 480 Mobile and GeForce GTX 480M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
704
Core clock speed
n/d
 
425 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
6000 Million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
100 Watt
Texture fill rate
155.1 GTexel / s
 
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Floating-point performance
4,963 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 480 Mobile and GeForce GTX 480M SLI compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
large
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 480 Mobile and GeForce GTX 480M SLI: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
1200 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB / s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 480 Mobile and GeForce GTX 480M SLI.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 480 Mobile and GeForce GTX 480M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 480 Mobile and GeForce GTX 480M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile

Much newer (1 August 2016 vs 25 May 2010)
More pipelines (2304 vs 704)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI

7.7% faster in synthetic tests

So, RX 480 Mobile or GTX 480M SLI?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI. The differences in performance seem too small.
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